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DOL Audit Dallas TX

DOL Audit Dallas TX: How You Can Avoid A Department of Labor Audit

U.S. Department of Labor onsite compliance audits are on the rise and that means that your business stands a good chance of becoming the target of a DOL audit Dallas TX.  A DOL audit can arise for a number of reasons including random chance; so even though you think you are compliant in all areas of human resources and you haven’t received or been aware of any employee complaints regarding compliance, you can still be selected for an audit.  Though the audit process can seem relatively straightforward on paper, it is extremely time- and labor-consuming and should be avoided when Read more
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Business Law Dallas TX

5 Tips in Business Law for Negotiating a Contract

Once you’ve entered the realm of small business ownership, you’ve accepted along with it many business law facets like negotiating contracts. Oftentimes you either love or hate this task, but it’s a necessary piece of the business puzzle. Here are 5 tips to use when negotiating a contract: Do some research on previous contracts. Back up your claims. Write your arguments down on paper. Know who exactly you’re working with. Set the precedence of what you can do for them. At Simon | Paschal, we’re here to help guide you through the legal portions of small business ownership to ensure your company’s Read more

Pros and Cons to Employment Arbitration Agreements

Hey everyone, it’s Paul Simon with the law firm of Simon Paschal. We’re here with another video tip of the week. In today’s tip, we’re going to talk about arbitration agreements and specifically arbitration agreements in the employment context. So let’s kind of go through some pros, cons, and then our alternative suggestion for employers who like the arbitration but may want to, after watching this video, modify it slightly. So let’s go through some of those pros. One of the pros of an arbitration agreement is you can significantly limit discovery. And the way you do this in your Read more
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Business Law Dallas TX

Business Law Dallas TX: The Four Types of Business Structures

Many entrepreneurs who are in the process of starting their own companies often have questions about business law Dallas TX and a common question is which type of structure is best for their businesses. Selecting the wrong type can result in financial, tax, and relationship issues. There are four types of business structures, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Business Law Dallas TX:  Sole Proprietorship (No Legal Entity) A sole proprietorship is a business that is owned by one person and is not organized as any particular legal entity (i.e. corporation, limited liability company, partnership, etc.). Unlike other business structures, there Read more
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Employment Attorney Dallas TX

Using an Employment Attorney to Create an Employee Handbook

If you need help creating an employee handbook, you may need an employment attorney in Dallas TX to help create one that is complete and easy to understand. Simon | Paschal can help develop and implement a handbook so that any legal issue that might come up is covered. As you begin, make sure that you are not writing too much. You do need every potential legal problem covered, but you don’t need a lot of jargon that can make your handbook look cluttered. You want your employees to read the handbook, so be careful how much you are including Read more

NLRB In Non-Union Workplace

Dustin Paschal with Simon Paschal, PLLC for our video tip of the week. It’s been a couple of weeks but I’ve been a little busy around here so we’ll start it back up. Today we’re going to talk about the NLRB, the National Labor Relations Board. Generally when I say that anyone that does not work in a union environment shuts down, stops listening, but actually the NLRB does apply to nonunion environments. You know to private companies that don’t have unions. Specifically. Back in the spring of 2015 the NLRB came out with a guidance memo and we’ll post Read more
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HR Compliance Dallas TX

HR Compliance Dallas TX: 5 Things You Can Do To Stay Compliant

If you own a business — large or small — that has employees, then you need to follow HR compliance Dallas TX.  Not only is complying with federal and state human resources rules and regulations good for employee/employer relations, but it also ensures that you won’t be in violation of any rules or regulations that can result in fines or other sanctions against your business.  Though you may feel that you are in compliance in every area, there are many scenarios in which your business can be audited by the U.S. Department of Labor to check for HR compliance.  In Read more
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Employment Law Dallas TX

Employment Law Dallas TX: Using Background Checks in Hiring Decisions

Having someone who knows the ins and outs of employment law Dallas TX on your side is key when making staffing decisions. Hiring an employee to join your organization is a huge investment of time and money. Using pre-employment background checks offer benefits well beyond what it costs to have one conducted. These benefits are: Hiring well-qualified candidates Reduced employee turnover and related expenses Limit exposure to negligent hiring claims Making sure you remain in compliance within the guidelines of the Fair Credit Reporting Act with background checks is also necessary. Make sure your company gets the right employees with Read more
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Employment Law Attorney Dallas TX

Employment Law Attorney Dallas TX: Employee Handbooks

An employment law attorney Dallas TX advises businesses on many matters pertaining to hiring, training and terminating employees. Writing employee handbooks is another one of the services offered by employment attorneys. Although it may not seem like an important matter, a poorly written or incomplete employee handbook can cause misunderstandings, or worse, among workers and their bosses. Employment Law Attorney Dallas TX: Do Employees Need to Sign their Handbooks? When employees receive a new or updated handbook, federal law doesn’t require them to sign a paper stating they’ve read the book. However, many employment attorneys and human resources reps think Read more
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Non Compete Lawyer Dallas TX

How a Non Compete Lawyer Dallas TX Can Help Protect Your Business

If you’re just starting a business, you may need a non compete lawyer Dallas TX to help with ensure that an employee you hire does not take your ideas and start up their own company. By drafting a non-compete clause in employee contracts, you can help prevent an employee from competing against you and taking your customers or clients. The professionals at Simon | Paschal know all there is to know about non-compete clauses, and they can help you word this clause properly in any employment contract you want to create. Call Simon | Paschal at (972) 893-9340 for expert help from a Read more